Summer Salt

4.7
89 Reviews
$50 and over
Farm-to-table
A farm-to-table market and eatery at the Avalon Boardwalk.

Visit our carry-out market for prepared foods, grab-and-go dishes, and kitchen staples. On weekends, join us for our candle-lit tasting menu, "dinner on the dunes" / a multi-course menu highlighting the freshest ingredients from land and sea.

2800 Boardwalk, Avalon NJ 08202

Experiences

  • Dinner on the Dunes

    $75.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Summer Salt is excited to offer a candle-lit tasting menu highlighting the daily catch and harvest. Join us on weekend evenings in our intimate, 40-seat outdoor dining room overlooking the dunes as we showcase the quality and diversity of South Jersey ingredients. The current menu features four courses centered around local plants and seafood; with a choice of land or sea for entree. Enjoy individual plates along with family style dishes to pass and share, and service that is refined but relaxed. BYOB, please bring your own bottle. Allergies and dietary needs can be accommodated with advanced notice including gluten free, dairy free, nut free, vegan and vegetarian. 

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 89 people are saying
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Andiamo
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly unique dining experience for Avalon! Amazing food, diverse range of flavors and options- highlight of the summer so far!! We will definitely be back!!! A must for anyone visiting our island this summer!!

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vipBrad
Philadelphia
48 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We dined here for Father's Day and everyone absolutely loved the meal. My father is a known tough critic and he could not find one thing to complain about. The veggies are super fresh and full of flavor. The chicken is juicy and delicious. The dishes were creative, yet simple and allowed for the quality of the foods to shine. The ambiance was lovely and Heather was delightful. I would definitely recommend a visit to Summer Salt for anyone who enjoys great food, views and company.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! What a phenomenal meal from beginning to end. The ambiance cannot be beat! You feel like you’re eating right in the dunes with the sound of the waves in the background.

The entire menu was simple and unassuming but each dish carefully and exquisitely executed you were left in awe of how they took such simple ingredients and made such a delightful tasting menu.

HIGHLT RECOMMEND!!

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vipandywarhol
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely setting for a most delicious dinner! Sourced from the owners farm and other local purveyors, this four-course menu is delicious, beautiful to behold, and satisfying. Vegetarian options are thoughtful, and the sun setting on the dunes sets the tone for the perfect romantic evening. Cannot wait until our next reservation!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

The food and service were excellent! Unfortunately, the noise level was unbearable and the experience was bad. I hope that this can be rectified because the people are really nice, and the food is really good.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the best way to close out summer. Every dish was delicious and the staff is so friendly. We cannot wait for our next meal here next summer!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite restaurant in Avalon! Delicious! Warm. Impeccable service!

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RFWDC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food service everything!!

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tiffanym
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was phenomenal! I would highly recommend this restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, friendly, efficient service and outstanding food!

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vipSakki
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional! Looking forward to next season! This is a GEM!

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vipSusan
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owner Heather was lovely and the service was great! Their food was amazing. We love how simple and fresh everything tasted. We are so happy we were able to get a reservation before they closed for the season.

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vipKasey
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing., esp the crab claws, the roasted carrots & the scallops. Loved the ambience & experience of getting to chat with Heather & to hear about their farm. Truly a unique dining experience & can’t wait for next summer!

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vipfranco
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Really good food, really nice people working there

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vipNovaFan
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic dining experience! Thank you for bringing this truly special pop-up to Avalon. The food is incredible, the service is super friendly and the outdoor atmosphere is so charming. We had the crab, focaccia, carrot and shrimp appetizers--all amazing! and our entrees and desserts were equally impressive. We look forward to returning next summer! Thank you!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, great host and atmosphere!

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vipKitrider
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner/ambiance/timing/service! True farm to table, clean ingredients. This is 5 stars on all accounts, this gem will and has already exploded because it is perfect.
Perfect portions perfect bites. Making the ordinary extraordinary.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding. We wish we’ve gone earlier in the season

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JerryB
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Summer Salt. We absolutely loved everything about it! From the very friendly people who make it all happen, to the delicious food, to the ambiance, we totally enjoyed our experience at Summer Salt. Looking forward to next year!!!

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Jnick
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and atmosphere. They are outstanding. My girlfriend and I went there twice this year and its so worthy it.

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vipCynthiaS
Atlantic City
24 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an amazing dinner from apps to dessert. We can’t wait to go back next year!

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Itsallgood
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Scallops were done perfectly. Tried swordfish for the first time, and was not one bit disappointed. Everything is so fresh and appetizing. Can’t wait for next summer to return!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Johnny O’s birthday dinner was the best at Summer Salt! The food is the best on the island and the couple running the show is delightful!

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vipBTP1
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! Our party of 8 the roughly enjoyed everything on the menu! Service exceptional ❤️

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JaniceD
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Good food , differed t small portions . Table outside near a smelly sewer so that wasn’t good ! Nice people and staff ! Maybe a better experience if it was inside ! Would try again !

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vipMollyS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. The scallops were perfectly cooked and the sides and dessert was amazing.

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Rabbit
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was lovely. Only half the other diners wore masks when leaving their table. The staff wore masks 100%, and was very attentive. Shrimp appetizer and scallops entree were excellent.

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vipLynnpic
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was the best we’ve had all summer! The service is excellent, the food delicious and the ambiance so warm and welcoming. We’ll be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I made a very last minute reservation for myself, my husband, and two toddlers. We were lucky to be on the “waitlist”. When we arrived, the hostess was extremely accommodating. It was a busy night so service was a bit slow but we had an amazing experience overall. We chose the pasta and grilled shrimp dish for my 2 kids to share and they brought out 2 separate dishes for them (very thoughtful). My favorites of the night were the crudo appetizer and the watermelon/basil/feta salad. I had the scallops for my entree and lemon pie for dessert. Super delish! I highly recommend Summer Salt and hope they eventually get a brick and mortar of their own!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious fresh farm to table.

Summer Salt
Responded on September 7, 2020

Thank you!

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JessicaD
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out of 5 stars, Summer Salt is a 6!
It consistently exceeds our expectations! The attention to detail in decor, ambience & food is unparalleled to any restaurant on the island. We love the quality (and choices) of food, and the portions are hearty. Summer Salt has been such a reward during this crazy time! If only they were open more often and year-round! Can’t wait to go again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire dining experience was fantastic - we’re so glad we found summer salt!! Crab claws, clams, swordfish, and ice cream cookie sandwich were all delicious. And the restaurant is BYOB!

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vipJenniferF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, and the outdoor dining experience terrific. Highly recommended!

Summer Salt
Responded on September 8, 2020

Jennifer, thank you for this lovely recommendation!!

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vipMAHD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an incredible time at Summer Salt’s pop up. Enjoyed every dish. Incredibly nice people and super power couple. We were surprised with the quality of the ingredients. These spoke for themselves and were incredibly harmonious. Would come back in a heart beat!

Summer Salt
Responded on September 7, 2020

We are overjoyed to hear this! Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience at Summer Salt, we can't wait to have you back!

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vipTGNY
Charleston
34 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was definitely fresh and a true farm to table experience. Heather is a doll and working her little heart out. It’s easy to see why this pop up is a hit: great food and friendly service, all on point. A bit pricey but you get what you pay for. Wishing Heather and her chef hubby much success.

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DianeD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great end of summer dinner. Everything was delicious!!

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vipClosed
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Lovely evening and lovely place. Gave food a mediocre rating because the steak one of us ordered was way overcooked. Place was too busy to send back. Otherwise, starters, sides, dessert were delicious. Service was very good.

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vipFoodlove
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we were warmly welcomed at the hostess stand by farmer Heather herself we knew we were in a very special place. She sat us at a remote table that felt both romantic and safe during these frightening times. We were celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary and even though we didn't share that information with anyone we felt like we were being treated with extra care ~ clearly this is just the vibe you're going to get at Summer Salt. The menu was appealingly simple in every way and we wanted to sample one of everything. The wild blue crab claws were a stand out with their light lemon and chive sauce as were the littleneck clams. The flounder was so fresh and light and the creamy risotto with jersey corn is something that we will dream about. Finally, the ice cream sandwich was the exclamation point at the end of a wonderful story! Thank you for a special culinary experience for our special celebration!

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Laura856
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! What an amazing concept. We finally had the chance to dine here over Labor Day weekend and it did not disappoint. The ambiance was wonderful - helped out by beautiful summer evening weather - love that it's BYOB, and the table settings were beautiful. The service was incredible - very friendly and welcoming. The menu is not large but everything we tried was delicious. The scallops were the hands down favorite - they melt in your mouth and were perfeclty done. As far as the sides, the risotto with summer corn and the chickpea salad were great complements to the scallops. The caesar salad was very good too. I would highly recommend spending the extra $4 to get the flight of sauces rather than picking just one. It was fun to sample each one and see how it changes the taste of the scallops. For dessert, the ice cream sandwich and bread pudding were our top picks and were the perfect finishing touches to our perfect al fresco summer dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Exceptional food and the chef’s wife/hostess made us feel very well taken care of!

Summer Salt
Responded on September 7, 2020

Thank you for coming, we so value your support!

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FAQs

Summer Salt is rated 4.7 stars by 89 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.